| Oct 4, 2011
| 7:05 AM
I think I know why the Chicago Bears blow so many timeouts on offense:
Jay Cutler has to get the play from the guy on the sideline, but first, the guy on the sideline has to get it from Mike Martz in the booth, but before that, Martz has to get it from...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:17 PM
As remarkable as the demolition of Pittsburgh's proud defense was, the Ravens' offensive success on opening day was noteworthy for another reason: It marked the debut of their new zone blocking scheme.
What had the potential to be a major issue early for...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:29 AM
I love the job Mike Tice has done --- has usually done --- but the offensive line coach's blocking schemes and players are absolutely useless against 3-4 schemes.
Or if it's not the schemes, then it's the way they're taught because the linemen don't...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:46 PM
If Brandon Marshall is cleared of charges in New York, can Roger Goodell still suspend him? Ray Gliwa
I think you can stop worrying about Marshall not being available for the season opener because of a suspension. I have been told it is unlikely Marshall...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:03 AM
It still makes no sense that the Bears ignored their starting offensive line in the first phase of free agency or the draft.
It makes less sense when you believe the Bears are a Super Bowl contender the way I believe.
It’s even more mind-...
| Mar 29, 2012
Sunshine has not been difficult to find at the oceanfront site of the NFL owners meetings, but Lovie Smith brought more of it Wednesday in a breakfast with the media.
The Bears coach was particularly optimistic about the addition of wide receiver Brandon...
| Mar 15, 2012
When the Patriots were an ascending team about a decade ago, Bill Belichick nary would mess with a character risk.
Every player he acquired was Boy Scout clean and Belichick, who had been burned with some shady players when he was coach of the Browns,...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:28 AM
If Mike Tice leaves to coach the Oakland Raiders,the Bears would have all kinds of bad news.
Or, looking at it another way, the Bears would have all kinds of typical Bears news.
The Bears thought they were looking for just a passing game coordinator/...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Jeremy Bates figures to be the Bears’ passing game chief with the title of quarterbacks coach, sort of opposite the way that Phil Emery seems to be the chief scout with the title of general manager.
The most obvious thing that makes this a terrific...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:24 PM
I would like to know your thoughts on the Bears' first round pick (No. 19) in this year's draft. As I see it there will be plenty of quality No. 1 receivers in free agency, large and small. Wouldn't it be wiser for them to opt for a DE the likes of Nick...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....